UPDATE: Family and Friends Remember Roger Urban

UPDATE 8/29/14 @ 11:10 p.m.
LENORE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- People came from miles around to say their final goodbyes. As the days passed one by one, they knew this time would come.

"It's been about the hardest week that we've had to deal with in our life," said Vickie Urban.

Urban was on the scene Friday when a body found in the Tug Fork River was identified as her brother Roger.

Roger had been missing six days, after being swept off his ATV as he rode through the water.

"We knew that he was gone Saturday night," Vickie said."We knew that from the bottom of our heart."

Friday night, a vigil was held consisting of songs, hugs, and plenty of tears.

However, there was more than just sadness; there was relief.

"We're drained, we're tired, but it's an enjoyment to see the community back together," Vickie said.

"He'll be missed for his outgoing personality, his love for people, his love for music, for children," said good friend Brenda Phillips.

Friends and family have pulled together in efforts to find Roger, and now they come together again to never forget the impact he had.

"We just really couldn't thank these people enough," Vickie said. "There's not enough words to say."



UPDATE 8/29/14 @ 4 p.m.
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Martin County (Ky.) Coroner's Office confirms the body of a man found Friday afternoon in the Tug Fork River is that of Roger Urban, who had been missing.

Urban's sister tells WSAZ.com she also identified the body. Coroner Joe Mullins says members of the Lenore Volunteer Fire Department were searching the river near Naugatuck. He says Urban's body was found partially submerged in the water near Long Branch Road in Martin County, Kentucky.

The coroner says Urban's body was found 3 to 4 miles from where he disappeared downstream from his home in Lenore, West Virginia. His death has been ruled accidental drowning. Urban's body will be taken to Chafin Funeral Home in Delbarton, West Virginia.

A candlelight vigil is still scheduled for 7 p.m. today (Friday) at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Lenore.



UPDATE 8/29/14
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia State Police tell WSAZ.com a body has been found on the Kentucky side of the Tug Fork River near Naugatuck.

The body was found about 1 p.m. Friday. The Martin County Ky. Coroner is responding to the scene.

Crews have been searching since last week for Roger Urban who disappeared while riding an ATV in Lenore in Mingo County.

Troopers say at this point they haven't confirmed the body is related to the missing person's case.

No other information is being released at this time.

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